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DHEZ Seminar Series 2019

The Digital Health Enterprise Zone (DHEZ) Seminar Series showcases innovations in digital health and provides a forum for academics, healthcare professionals and business to network and learn about public engagement in healthcare and pathways to implementation of digital health solutions and new models of care.

We are pleased to announce our speakers for 2019 who will cover a wide range of digital health subjects from co-design in digital health to robot-human interactions to approaches to utilisation of technology to support people in their homes.

Details of the confirmed seminars are listed below – we look forward to welcoming you to the DHEZ.



Seminar Title

Speaker information

16 Apr 2019

Dr Victoria Betton

Director, mHabitat

Co-design for digital health

 Dr Victoria Betton

6 June 2019

Irfan Hassan

Programme Manager, TIHM in dementia, Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

TIHM for dementia: using digital technologies and artificial intelligence to transform support for people with dementia and their carers

 Irfan Hassan

24 June 2019

Dr Sabrina Grant

Research Fellow, University of Bristol

 Using home sensing data for patients undergoing a total hip or knee replacement  – Findings from the HEmiSPHERE study  Dr Sabrina Grant

17 Sept 2019 


Professor Ian Craddock

Professor in Data Driven Health, University of Bristol

Title TBC

Prof Ian Craddock

19 Nov 2019

Professor Oliver Lemon

Professor of Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University

Human-machine interactions

 Prof Oliver Lemon

Dr Victoria Betton

Victoria is Founder and Director of mHabitat - an NHS hosted organisation which supports people-centred digital innovation in health and care. She is a qualified social worker and coach with over twenty year’s experience in local government, third sector and the NHS. She has Masters degrees in Women’s Studies, Social Work and a Diploma in Public Sector Relations. Her doctoral research was on the theme of mental health and online social networks. She is a member of the HIMSS UK Advisory Board and a trustee for Solace, a refugee and asylum seeker charity. She is co-author of Teen Mental Health in an Online World and you can find her blog at You can find her on Twitter @VictoriaBetton and her Pets as Therapy dog Bibi on Instagram at bibithepatdog.


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Irfan Hassan

Irfan is Programme Manager for the award winning TIHM (Technology Integrated Health Management) for dementia NHS Test Bed led by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. He has led and managed a number of successful IT projects in the NHS, social care and software industries (including augmented reality in health care) over an 18 year period.  Irfan has an excellent understanding of health service processes and change management. He has an MBA from the University of Liverpool and a degree in Computer Information Systems Design.

Dr Sabrina Grant

Sabrina Grant is a Research Fellow in the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol. She is a divisional member of health psychology and chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Special Group of Coaching Psychology.  Sabrina applies a range of techniques to both qualitative and mixed methods studies.  Her portfolio of research relate to the management of long term health conditions within the NHS with a special interest in cardiovascular health. Her work focuses on translational health research which otherwise means she works closely with researchers, clinicians, patients and carers from primary and secondary care fostering relationships and interdisciplinary collaborations and developing high quality user-engagement research around areas of the self-management of long term conditions, health beliefs and behaviour, implementation of health technology and digital health, focusing ultimately on the patient-clinician interface.

Sabrina currently is working on an EPSRC funded programme of work called SPHERE (Director, Professor Ian Craddock): SPHERE stands for Sensor Platform of Healthcare in a Residential Environment. SPHERE is working with clinicians, engineers machine learners, designers and social care professionals as well as members of the public to develop sensors for the home to diagnose and help manage health and well-being conditions. The main project Sabrina is leading within SPHERE is called HEmiSPHERE, the Hip and Knee study of a Sensor Platform for Healthcare in a Residential Environment, Chief Investigator, Professor Rachael Gooberman-Hill, which will assess the clinical value of this novel unobtrusive sensing technology installed within the homes of NHS patients awaiting elective surgery for primary hip or knee joint replacement.


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Professor Ian Craddock

Professor Ian Craddock is Professor in data-eriven health at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Bristol. He is Institutional Lead for Digital Health, leading a programme of investment and research development across six faculties of his University.

He leads the EPSRC funded "SPHERE" IRC programme, one of the UK's largest digital health research projects. His track record includes the successful commercialisation of a medical device.

He was employed by Toshiba corporation as Managing Director of their research laboratory in Bristol from 2011 to late 2018.

Professor Craddock's research interests include embedded AI for constrained devices such as wearables, the use of AI in clinical decision support, the analysis and visualisation of time-domain streaming data and the interface between health, AI and society.

Areas of research/technical expertise include:

  • Pervasive health.
  • Technology for self-management of long term health conditions.
  • Ultra low power wireless communications.
  • Data fusion and clinical decision support.
  • Antennas.
  • Electromagenetics, radar and inverse scattering.


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Prof Oliver Lemon

Professor Oliver Lemon is Director of the Interaction Lab in MACS (Mathematics & Computer Science) and joined Heriot-Watt in October 2009. He was previously a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh (2003–2009), and a Senior Project Engineer at the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) at Stanford University (2000–2002). He holds a PhD from the Centre for Cognitive Science, Edinburgh University, for work in logic and formal semantics (1996), and a BSc in Mathematics and Philosophy from Manchester University. He was Scientific Coordinator of the EC IST project TALK and Coordinator for the EC FP7 CLASSiC project on machine learning for human-machine interaction. Prof Lemon was also PI of the ESRC/EPSRC Technology Enhanced Learning project "ECHOES2" and site leader of 4 recent EC FP7 projects. He started 2 new EPSRC projects in 2015, and a Horizon 2020 project on socially intelligent robots  in 2016 (MuMMER project). 


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